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Robbie 12 December 2016 15:27

ACA2000 Progress?
 
I was in two minds whether to create a new thread or not, didn't want to hijack the ACA500 thread.

Is there any chance of an update on the progress of the ACA2000?

I've read elsewhere that the project was still going ahead as recently as August, so i'm hopeful!

Marchie 15 December 2016 02:18

Didn't even know there was such a thing in progress, sounds really cool if so!

puppypc 15 December 2016 03:48

Jens is definitely working on an ACA 1000 model, and has posted about it in the past year on a1k.org, but it's not at the top of his list.
If I remember right then the 2000 model is probably even further away since it's more complicated than the 500->1000.

amiman99 15 December 2016 06:49

I'm not sure if the A2000 ACA would be more complicated compared to A500/A1000 version. The A500 expansion slot is "95%" pin compatible with the Zorro slot. I have an expansion port adapter for A500 that you can use A2000 Zorro cards on Amiga 500.
I'm not sure which pins are missing.

Also, A1000 exp port is 180deg flipped compared to A500. So, ACA500 should "theoretically" work on A1000

Jope 15 December 2016 09:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by amiman99 (Post 1128387)
I'm not sure if the A2000 ACA would be more complicated compared to A500/A1000 version. The A500 expansion slot is "95%" pin compatible with the Zorro slot. I have an expansion port adapter for A500 that you can use A2000 Zorro cards on Amiga 500.
I'm not sure which pins are missing.

The A2000 CPU slot is electrically (and pinout wise) very close to the A500 Amiga bus connector, so it is the best candidate for an ACA2000 to live in.

Quote:

Also, A1000 exp port is 180deg flipped compared to A500. So, ACA500 should "theoretically" work on A1000
Let's say it sits on the other side of the computer, but not flipped. More like rotated. :-) A500 expansions plug in with their rear end facing you, but not upside down.

Robbie 15 December 2016 12:14

I read on a German forum that it wasn't far from completion. That was posted in August. Apparently the ACA2000 will serve more as an adaptor with an A1200 expansion slot/ compact flash interface. I don't think it has the same level of features as the ACA500 plus, so with that in mind it should be a simpler design?

idrougge 15 December 2016 13:17

An ACA2000 is potentially much more difficult because while the ACA500 occupies the only available expansion slot on the A500, every Amiga 2000 houses a unique combination of Zorro cards with which the ACA must coexist peacefully.

amiman99 17 December 2016 20:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jope (Post 1128391)
Let's say it sits on the other side of the computer, but not flipped. More like rotated. :-) A500 expansions plug in with their rear end facing you, but not upside down.

That what I meant, I was close.


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